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taking a look at the election numbers and examining a voter turnout and demographics impact of those results. panelists include ron bernstein, and david wasserman, house editor for "the cook political report." our live coverage now here on c-span3. >> [inaudible conversations] >> okay, folks, why don't we go ahead and start. and we are live on c-span3 this brings everybody should behave, if they can to especially the panelists. minus dan glickman. i'm a senior fellow here at the bipartisan policy center, recognize my former colleague in the house who came in, and so john, my colleague john fortier will introduce the panelists but i decided this morning taking a cue after both moses and david letterman i would ask the 10 questions that i would ask about this election, and not in any particular order, or in any priority but as i thought about the election, these were the questions, and they really do both a congressional in presidential races. one, the republicans to push lacking in the senate. was a case of good democratic candidates, bad republican candidates, or the message or the m
ballot voting delay to push right on the floor of the election. we don't know where the 29 electoral votes will go but have made every outcome of the presidential election. back to the topic here. what was your message to washington? a lot of newspaper articles this morning about the fiscal the cliff and that is what faces -- >> we will leave this portion of this morning's washington journal now to go live to the american enterprise institute for panel discussions on the election with fox news channel commentator michael barone, inside out columnist norman borkenstein and others. it is just beginning. this is live coverage from c-span2. >> to start the aei series in 1982. he is with us here today been lautenberg and the late richard scamen were the people to look at the intersection of democracy and public often opinion data in the 1970 book "the real majority." they told us how important changing demographics would be to future e elections come indigenous election de pass braking insights have been confirmed. latinos or a larger share of the electorate than four years ago, and they
of this election watch 2012 session. i'd like to briefly introduce one of our colleagues who helped to start the aei election watch series in 1982. he is with us here today. then wattenberg and the late richard scanlan where the first people to look at the interactions of democracy -- demography and public opinion data in their 1970 book, the real majority. they told us how important changing demographics would be to future elections and in this election their pathbreaking insights have been confirmed. latinos were a larger share of the electorate than four years ago and they voted as the issue of the monthly political report shows solidly for president obama. they did as well with hispanics as reagan the outcome of this election would have been different. between the 2,002,010 census, asians were the fastest-growing ethnic group in the country and in this election they also voted heavily for the president. african-americans are a very slow growing demographic group at their turnout did not decline this year and they gave more than 90% of their vote to the president. so while democracy is no
also heard from republican senator robb portman of ohio. his comments on the election and the future of the gop are a little more than a half hour. >> senator robb portman of ohio. he is, he is a first-term senator from ohio but before that he served seven terms i believe in the house of representatives before he was import tuned by president bush. >> nice way to put it. >> a couple of jobs thankless jobs, including white house budget director and united states trade representative. and of course most of you know that he served as sparring partner, debate prep leader for mitt romney in the recent, in the recent campaign and led to that what was arguably governor romney's finest moment in the campaign. the first debate. so thank you very much for being here. our title today is, the future of the republican party. this assumes of course it has one. [laughter] and let's start by talking about the election because you played obviously a crucial role in ohio. and i want to get your sense of, we're now seeing reports that, you want me to use this? we're now seeing reports that the campaign
. november 5th we have an election coming up. looking beyond the election we are also approaching the season in which one of the most prominent rituals associated begins and that is inviting experts to make predictions about where we will be at the end of the coming year, not legal but 2013. this is often done with respect to where we can anticipate the accuracy rate of the predictions are that is all so we have to be careful out how we will hold our predictors to the accuracy of their projection. but given everything that we have discussed about where these processes are headed above the obstacles and about the possibilities for intervention about the degree of influence outside doctors might have. if you have to speculate in an informed way about where you think we will be with respect to the security sector reform in egypt and tunisia in particular we will set libya aside. give me a sense of where do you think we will be? >> that is a tremendous cost and i feel like i am on a sunday morning talk show. i think for me i think where the process these are going and i concur egypt and tunisia
everything else. >> anything quite on tunisia on this score? november 5th we have an election but beyond we are approaching these in which one of the most prominent rituals associated with the new year begins to rear its head and that is inviting experts to make predictions about where we will be at the end of the coming year, not 2012, but 2013. this is often done with respect to where we can anticipate the accuracy rates of these predictions are abysmal. so, we have to be careful about how we will hold our predictors' to the accuracy of their projections. but given everything that we have discussed about where these prophecies are headed about the obstacles that they confront and the possibilities for intervention, about the degree of influence the outside doctors might have if you would have to speculate in an informed way about where you think we will be with the securities sector reform and egypt and tunisia in particular and said libya aside come give me a sense of that. where do you think we will be? >> that is a tremendous question. i feel like i am on a sunday morning talk show. >>
taste in your mouth after the election. i mean, we certainly had a mixed result here, a split decision. the republicans continue to hold the house. the democrats continue to hold the senate. adding a couple of seats. the president won just very narrowly, 50-48 eight, 50-48 nine. mitt romney made significant inroads among many groups, not all groups but many groups, younger voters. white men, white women to a number of constituencies. and printing have shown. and yet if you republican there's a feeling of him is not an outright defeat. it didn't go well. if you're a democrat, there is a sense of optimism hopefulness. even the wedding 50/50 50 race but a lot of this again is about expectations. all right. so we've had three way the elections in a row. i think the one thing we can agree on is this was not a way the election. it seemed to me this was an election where the base was held and where the broad divisions in american political life became apparent. if i said to you exactly what was this election about, first of all you want to look at the congressional level and you want to look
manager about, you know, it was something that the republicans were pushing during the election, and the democrats are now easing up to it. and can there's no reason if somebody tells you that, you know, social security is the third rail, you know, why is it that the home interest deduction or the, you know, 401(k) subsidies are considered untouchable, but social security really isn't? i mean, it's because peterson has spent a lot of money, and i should own up that epi has worked with peterson on stuff, but we don't agree on this. to try to convince people that, you know, we have to touch that third rail. um, i'm just going to wrap up with just to be provocative, generally speaking this has been a love fest. i want to give bruce bartlett a bear hug. he probably wouldn't want it, although i don't think i'm contagious anymore, i've had this cold for about a week. but there are three areas that i think are important where progressives and people on this panel disagree. we did agree with cap and budget. one is, generally speaking, the importance of deficit reduction. we tend to be d
'll have had since returning from the election to cast a vote on a meaningful piece of legislation, and as legislation goes, it is about as meaningful as any we're going to come across for a while. if we were in the minority and the republicans were coming to the floor and asking us to support moving to a bill so that we could offer -- so that we could debate it, offer amendments to the bill, i would hope that we would do that. for our republican friends who are fearful that they're not going to have a chance to offer those amendments, senator lieberman, the chairman of the committee, the ranking republican, susan collins, myself -- all cosponsors of the bill -- we will work very hard to make sure that any amendments that are relevant and germane to the bill can be offered and can be debated. we worked a similar process with the postal bill. we understanded up having 50-60 amendments. they weren't all germane. but in the end everybody had a chance to be heard and to offer their amendments. some of those amendments were not relevant or germane. as long as amendments are relevant and
after the election. >> well, let me pick up on that because one of the issues, as you know, as part of the six, of the six topics is u.s. competitiveness. and you've just mentioned the importance of addressing the national debt. isn't it true that also perceptions abroad of us are directly impacted by how we handle the debt? >> absolutely. >> when you look at what different countries are saying, both friends and foe, tear honing in on this -- they're honing in on this, and it effects our standing internationally. i mentioned yesterday ahmadinejad is quoted and made a statement that because of our $16 trillion debt that the united states has a weakened position. now, you know, whether it's right or wrong other countries are looking at us. how do you address that? >> i think that's exactly right, and they're also looking at our democratic system. and as we see europe struggling to make the hard choices they need to make and america struggles to make the hard choices we make, some people are beginning to say it shows that democracies don't work. that people cannot, they cannot make the
and look at the election results and look at some of the conclusions that some have drawn, we are going to need clear voices of leadership to lay out an agenda for the future. i think all is a very important part of that. actually i was glad to see him come back into conference. it was an extremely well in -- warm welcome with a double standing ovation for him. but we're going to be clear voices particular provision for the future. that is, how to get to balance in the face of the spender we have in the white house? what we're going to do about it balanced budget amendment? he's been a good supporter of the. even though i know the one version he didn't support in congress, he is articulate that support during the campaign true. we need to lay out an agenda at how we're going to get to fiscal solvency, and paul ryan will be a very important part of that. >> if i understood correctly during conference this month it would be part of the republican negotiating team as we move forward, and i will be voting for the web to make sure he remains my budget committee chairman. we've got things to
in the presidential election, saying we want this many amendments. we're not going to have that many amendments. this is a bipartisan bill. people are going to have the opportunity to vote for or against this bill. if they want to kill the bill, they can kill the bill. one of the most popular bills we did all last congress. and we didn't do many but this was one of them that was popular. i just can't imagine why we're still trying to refight an election that took place a week ago. so the clerk's going to report the substitute amendment. the clerk: the senator from nevada, mr. reid, for mr. tester, proposes amendment numbered 2875. mr. reid: i ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the yeas and nays are ordered. mr. reid: i now ask a first-degree amendment at the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from nevada, mr. reid, proposes amendment numbered 2876 to amendment numbered 2875. mr. reid: i ask for the yeas and nays on that amendment. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there a
will be dealing with this right after the election. and the more you put that stuff off, you know, the more it piles up and just gets more and more difficult to deal with just the real again, nuts and bolts part of governing, which is getting the assistant secretary for labor and you know, the regional directors for epa and hhs in their jobs so that they can tell the politicals, on a political basis they can say like this is the direction we're taking him this is what the president has done. so it's a problem, you know. it's a potential ticket that they are facing, but who knows? maybe they will give us an early christmas present at wrap up a lot of this business. >> i just remembered, chuck schumer and i think lamar alexander the pushed or are trying to push this bill through the senate that would reduce the number of appointees that the senate has to confirm. i don't know that the house will go along with it, but that could come back in the 113th spent on on that optimistic note, i think we are adjourned until after lunch. it's alcohol to your right, and we will reconvene down there a lit
on to have a transparent and fair election in 2014 because it is very much key to the continuation of what's been accomplished. >> great.bo0 >> hi, i'm joyce davis, world councils of harrisburg, and i want to complement the ambassadors raising the importance of education of women and girls, but to take it even further, we recently had a speaker from afghanistan, i think you may know her, who says this whole concept needs to be expanded to include also young men who have not had the opportunity to be educated, especially because of all the wars in afghanistan so i'd like to really ask you, is the united states missing the big picture of the thing that will keep our troops out of afghanistan and deal better with pakistan is helping to improve the educational system in both countries? i'd like you to talk about that. are we doing enough, first of all, in afghanistan, to create that educational -- do we feel the united states gets this, that's the key to conquering extremism, not just with guns, but with books. >> the u.s. tried, and i think we agreed that being both in afghanistan and pakista
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bitterness of the outcome of the election. we all have varying policy views, but the president in my view has a clear right to put into place the team he believes will serve him best." i agree with senator mccain's statement. let us get the facts together. let us find out what truly occurred before we point a finger of blame on any person in our government, let's make certain we do so with a knowledge of the facts and the evidence that we can gather. we owe it to the ambassador, his family and all the others who were either injured or lost their lives in this occurrence. i urge my colleagues to focus on the report due in december from the accountability review board and to attend the hearings that will undoubtedly follow on this issue. we need a constructive discussion on how we can ensure that our brave diplomats can work effectively in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. susan rice is a dedicated public servant who has tirelessly pursued the interests of the united states at the united nations, ranging from sanctions on iran to advancing the actual effort in the security council
voters. here we are barely a week after a historic election in 2012 and can speak about north carolina but in virginia, it's remarkable, in 2012 people had to wait for hours in line to vote. in princ prince william county,s waited for up to three hours. in chesapeake, virginia, folks waited up to four hours. it was remarkable that it was five days after the fact before we even knew the results in florida. 21st century in the greatest democracy in the world, voting shouldn't be this much of a burden. and in many ways, when you have those kind of extraordinary lines, particularly if you're working, what we in effect have created is a 21st century poll tax. and those of us in the south who have a history where poll taxes were used to restrict voters, what you, in effect, have by having these extensive lines, if you are -- work on an hourly basis or can only get off a bit of time and -- you can't afford to wait three and four and five hours in line to vote. this legislation, the fair, accurate, secure and timely voting act of 2012, the so-called fast act, creates a competitive grant progra
to propose a specific plan that brings both parties together. that's what presidents are elected to do. that's what he pledged to do, and it's precisely the sort of leadership we need. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. the clerk will report the pending business. the clerk: calendar number 504, s. 3525, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting, and for other purposes. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion. we the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate hereby move to bring to a close debate on s. 3525, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting, and for other purposes, signed by 17 senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous consent, the mandatory quorum call has been waived. the question is: is it the sense of the senate that debate on s. 3525, a bill to protect and enhance opportunities fo
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